Opus 2000, I need your help. I'm trying for the fourth time to get Layla24 and Cubase 5.1 to work over W2K. Clean install, not upgrade on FAT32. Audio disk is formatted with the /z:64 switch. I have an ASUS CUSL2 mainboard. no onboard audio. 1000GHz PIII 10GB Quantum system disk. 20GB IBM audio disk. Both 7200 RPM ATA100 IDEs on separate channels. 512MB RAM I disabled the serial ports, switched to standard PC, disabled all of the network services, turned off the windows sound, switched the midi port to Layla24. Layla24 is all alone on interrupt 11. The duplex and the multimedia ASIO drivers sort of work but sound like $*^t. When I switch to the WDM driver, no sound at all. What am I missing? I believe you when you say that W2K is way ahead of W98 but would like to experience it myself. Thanks!